Amputee athletes, Part 1: Foundational knowledge

  • Hetzler T
  • Smith A
  • Rempe D
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The article focuses on the basic information provided to athlete trainers about amputee athletes and offers information on difference to be maintained by the trainers for training able-bodied athletes and amputee athlete. Topics discussed include history behind participation of amputee athlete in sports, use of medical terminology for amputees include above and classification system offered by the International Paralympic Committee to ensure equal opportunity for all of disability categories.

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  • Tona Hetzler

  • Amy E. Smith

  • Doug Rempe

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